What did you do IN your Garage today?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by JimVonBaden, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. Powershouse

    Powershouse Flower Sniffer

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2006
    Oddometer:
    2,260
    Location:
    Minn-knee-sooo-taaa
    See DT's post here.
  2. plumbstraight

    plumbstraight plumbstraight

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2013
    Oddometer:
    62
    Location:
    montesano wa
    Quite a day, next time I will put the passenger armrests to the rear when putting my goldwing on the centerstand. I stepped down on the stand and picked on the handle. My forearm put a small amount of pressure on the arm and it just popped right off. 300 for a set, can't get a part. Going to change the setup to the ones that come down between the speakers and the seatback.

    The reason for standing the bike straight was to change out a lightbulb on the mains.

    When ordering the armrests the fellow told me I had to take off the frontend. Well, it can be done without all that. I do have larger hands and it is a bit tight, but after reading and rereading the manual it came right out.

    By the way the bulb was 50bucks on the internet, I said bs to the fellow, went down to napa and got the same bulb for 12.

    Anyway with a bit of patience, it went right in no problem. It is the little spring bail that sets the bulb that takes a bit of carressing. Doing it by feel only can be frustrating.
  3. 2wheelsrbest

    2wheelsrbest Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2007
    Oddometer:
    284
    Location:
    NCWA
    Trimmed down tool kit, stowed tire irons inside bar pad, hid registration and spare key.
  4. trc.rhubarb

    trc.rhubarb ZoomSplat!

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2011
    Oddometer:
    2,084
    Location:
    Concord, CA
    You better post up now where you did that. This way in 6 months, when you can't find it anywhere you can come look and see where it is :freaky
  5. Big Bird 928

    Big Bird 928 Long timer

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2012
    Oddometer:
    2,705
    Location:
    Jackson's Hole
    I pulled the multi function switch from my 99 F350 to replace it, the part that came in was wrong so I disassembled the whole turn signal assembly and cleaned the green corrosion off the contacts and re assembled it. works great now! No more need for the $150 part that I had to order for it to be wrong, that Ford says is not servicable....
  6. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2005
    Oddometer:
    7,788
    Location:
    NorCal
    Replaced rear tire on the Mighty Tempter. Moved the Willys out so I could get the bike out for a ride with the club tomorrow.
  7. D.T.

    D.T. Difficult but useful

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2004
    Oddometer:
    12,251
    Location:
    Moneyapolis, MN
    Found out my new to me truck is leaking coolant. From somewhere.

    These trucks have a problem with the intake gaskets. Made from nylon and the Dexcool makes them crack and leak. Damn.
  8. Colemanfu

    Colemanfu King of all manfu

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2006
    Oddometer:
    3,768
    Location:
    DAYTONA USA
    Just a carport, no garage (it's the beach) so some projects are done on the porch between an outdoor closet that holds the tools and the outbuilding where the bikes live.

    Project - "fat guy" springs for the KTM.
    [​IMG]
    Very pleased with the results - should have done it last spring. At 200ish+ in full gear I was maxing out the adjustment in the stock front end.
    Thanks Jeff Slaven! http://www.slavensracing.com/
  9. D.T.

    D.T. Difficult but useful

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2004
    Oddometer:
    12,251
    Location:
    Moneyapolis, MN
    Checked my vacuum hoses on the new Jimmy and noticed some pretty badly cracked ones. One wasn't even hooked up!

    Went to the www.s10forum.com where I hang out and asked where this vacuum hose goes to. Rode to NAPA, picked up an intake gasket set for $40 and new 7/32" vacuum hose. Checked the website and had 2 responses! One was sort of helpful and the other had picts and everything of exactly what I needed to know! :D THe vacuum reservior is behind the firewall and has a 1/8" hose barb that is impossible to see without taking the ABS module out.
  10. Ratski

    Ratski Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2009
    Oddometer:
    769
    Location:
    Eastern WI
    Mounted the rear tire and wheel on my kids bike (TTR125LE) and new chain and sprockets on it, and put on a set of bark busters.

    Pulled the forks off my KTM for seal replacement.

    Helped TopDeadCenter put new to him, knobby tires on his DR350.

    Had a beer.
  11. D.T.

    D.T. Difficult but useful

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2004
    Oddometer:
    12,251
    Location:
    Moneyapolis, MN
    Checked into getting the "correct" intake gasket set for my truck. The $40 NAPA set will work, but it has the cheap nylon gaskets. I called the local GM dealer and they want $50 for OEM gaskets, but they are nylon too!. I need to get the perma seal gasket set which is $186.00! :huh

    Napa has the perma seal kit for $90.00.

    Man, what a PITA. And this is just to get the correct parts!

    Good thing is that I found the right kit for $68 at Amazon.

    This is the kit I asked GM about, but I can't tell if the gaskets are aluminum or nylon.

    http://www.amazon.com/ACDelco-89017866-Intake-Manifold-Gasket/dp/B0049Z6JFW#productDetails
  12. kubiak

    kubiak Long timer

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2007
    Oddometer:
    4,837
    Location:
    madera california
    finished building my second tw200 wheel for my bmw today. even mounted a new tire on it!
  13. Switchblade315

    Switchblade315 Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2009
    Oddometer:
    6,121
    Location:
    Watching Bridges Burn

    what year model is this on, I know on the newer vortec motors the GM gaskets are plastic but they now have mettle inserts in then to keep you from crushing them. they are much better then the older ones they replace. but the gaskets you posted look to be for a older 4.3 or 2.8, I do not like cheep gaskets. i do know that the stock gaskets on a vortec motor are thick and it you put thin gaskets on, things are not going to be line up. and get the GM sealant for the end of the intake, it's the best sealant i have ever seen.
  14. rwf

    rwf Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2010
    Oddometer:
    126
    Location:
    West of OKC
    Replaced both cooling fans on wife's Honda Element.
  15. EOD3MC

    EOD3MC What will break next

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2009
    Oddometer:
    4,913
    Location:
    Colonial Beach VA
    After 5 years and 53,000 miles, I'm letting my KLR go to a good home...a good friend of mine whom I've known for years.

    He knows the bikes history, but I wanted to make sure it was in the best shape it could be in before he gets it...
    So I've been tearing it down to check every bolt, bearing and electrical connection.
    [​IMG]

    started the valve check today...all in spec but one exhaust valve is right at spec. Take the valve train apart to verify the current shim size... and drop one of the bushings down the cam chain tunnel :cry
    [​IMG]

    It's down there somewhere....
    [​IMG]

    Looks like I'll be going a bit deeper into the motor than I expected....
  16. roger123

    roger123 Long timer

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,656
    Location:
    VA Beach, VA
    That sucks, no good deed goes unpunished!! Good Luck!
  17. kubiak

    kubiak Long timer

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2007
    Oddometer:
    4,837
    Location:
    madera california
    i hate when something like that happens! hope you get the piece out!
  18. Scootern29

    Scootern29 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2012
    Oddometer:
    545
    Location:
    In the hot, hot, dezert
    I started making some plywood doors for under my counters in the shop.

    [​IMG]

    Then drug a couple of bikes out and washed them.

    [​IMG]
  19. EvanADV

    EvanADV Big Bearded Boy

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,347
    Location:
    Joplor, NC
    Installed my MondoMotos MM10 LEDs on my Bandit. Thread in Vendors linked below. Awesome deal on a great kit.

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=751838

    After evaluating many options, including the (former) mirror perches, I found the spot I think is the best option without having to fabricate a bracket. The lower bolt on each side of the radiator brackets. Made sure to route the wires out of harm's way. The harness provided was great. Just the right length(s). Popped the switch onto the top of the Brake reservoir.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
  20. fifthcircle

    fifthcircle Beer Knurd

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2005
    Oddometer:
    5,741
    Location:
    Knee deep in diapers, Nebraska.
    Today? I drank several beers and brewed 5gal of Rye Pale Ale.


    I started one bike to listen to it for a min. :D

    Sent from my fat thumbs on a small touch screen.